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Scottish Championship: Greenock Morton 2-1 Ayr United

Morton's Gary Oliver
Gary Oliver secured the win for Morton

Gary Oliver struck a last-minute winner at Cappielow as Greenock Morton leapfrogged visitors Ayr United into sixth place in the Championship.

Ross Forbes, Gary Oliver and Jamie Lindsay had already gone close for the hosts before Kevin Nisbet fired past Andy McNeil to give Ayr the lead.

Thomas O'Ware headed home Forbes' outswinging corner to equalise.

Then Jon Scullion flicked on Lindsay's pass for Oliver to race clear and roll the ball home.

That secured Morton's third league win in a row and ended Ayr's four-game unbeaten run.

Line-ups

Morton

  • 20McNeil
  • 18McDonaghBooked at 90mins
  • 4O'Ware
  • 3Lamie
  • 17Russell
  • 8Forbes
  • 21MurdochSubstituted forScullionat 69'minutes
  • 10LindsayBooked at 90mins
  • 11NesbittSubstituted forOyenugaat 90+1'minutes
  • 7OliverSubstituted forDoyleat 90+3'minutes
  • 24Quitongo

Substitutes

  • 6Doyle
  • 9Oyenuga
  • 14Scullion
  • 16McAleer
  • 22Orr
  • 30McGowan
  • 39Strapp

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2DevlinBooked at 66mins
  • 22BalatoniBooked at 41mins
  • 6Murphy
  • 18Meggatt
  • 4Gilmour
  • 16AdamsBooked at 17minsSubstituted forCrawfordat 52'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 23Docherty
  • 14CairneySubstituted forDonaldat 69'minutes
  • 12HarkinsBooked at 75mins
  • 17NisbetSubstituted forForrestat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Boyle
  • 8Crawford
  • 10Forrest
  • 11Donald
  • 15O'Connell
  • 19Hart
  • 21McGuffie
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,859

Match Stats

Home TeamMortonAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Morton 2, Ayr United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morton 2, Ayr United 1.

Booking

Jamie McDonagh (Morton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie McDonagh (Morton).

Conrad Balatoni (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Michael Doyle replaces Gary Oliver.

Attempt missed. Ross Docherty (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Jamie Lindsay (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gary Oliver (Morton).

Brian Gilmour (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Kudus Oyenuga replaces Aidan Nesbitt.

Goal!

Goal! Morton 2, Ayr United 1. Gary Oliver (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Gary Oliver (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Thomas O'Ware (Morton) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Jai Quitongo (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

Booking

Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jamie McDonagh (Morton).

Gary Harkins (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jai Quitongo (Morton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jamie McDonagh (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Aidan Nesbitt (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daryll Meggatt (Ayr United).

Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Jamie McDonagh.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Brian Gilmour.

Booking

Gary Harkins (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Gary Harkins (Ayr United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Harkins (Ayr United).

Goal!

Goal! Morton 1, Ayr United 1. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross Forbes with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Attempt missed. Jamie Lindsay (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Michael Donald.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Alan Forrest replaces Kevin Nisbet.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Michael Donald replaces Paul Cairney.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Jon Scullion replaces Andy Murdoch.

Jamie McDonagh (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Cairney (Ayr United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian117311861224
2Dundee Utd116321811721
3Raith Rovers116231813520
4Queen of Sth115331411318
5Falkirk115241513217
6Morton104331513215
7Ayr114251116-514
8Dunfermline112271523-88
9Dumbarton111461118-77
10St Mirren10046920-114
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